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Quit Smoking: Cold Turkey Better Than E-Cig?
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Quitting smoking is hard, always has been and always will be. No matter how much additional tax is levied on each pack or how many videos go up on youtube to discourage smoking, there will be people who struggle to …

Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured

Depending where you are in the world right now, with a telescope and camera, you have an opportunity to capture amazing images of the Andromeda galaxy. Astrophotographer Jeff Johnson took an amazing shot of the galaxy that is being shared …

Stephen Hawking: Event Horizon Likely Doesn’t Exist

Respected physicist Stephen Hawking has just dropped a major bombshell: There may be no such thing as black holes as we know them. This belief would be eagerly dismissed should it have come from anyone else, but when Hawking speaks …

Noah’s Ark: Thought To Have Been Round
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When we think of the story of Noah, many imagine a giant boat that managed to hold two of every animal species on Earth. And that giant boat is typically “pointy”. Apparently the image had by many was completely wrong. …

HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study
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Advances in HIV research in the past two decades have enabled those with the disease to live more normal lives, keeping the virus in check and down to minimum levels within their bodies. This does note mean, however, that everyone …

Consumer Reports Warns of Carcinogens in Soda

While cities such as New York continue to debate the dangers of excessive sugar in soft drinks, another potentially hazardous aspect of soda is now coming under fire. Consumer Reports today warned of the dagners of 4-methylimidozole (4-Mel), a chemical …

Water Vapor Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Astronomers today announced that water vapor has been detected around Ceres. Ceres is the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt and has been classified as a dwarf planet, like Pluto. The discovery is the first time water vapor …

Salpa Maggiore Sea Creature: A See-Through Rarity

About 40 miles off the Karikari Peninsula, fisherman Stewart Fraser pulled a pellucid oddity out of the ocean. While fishing with his two sons, Fraser saw the animal anomaly floating atop the waters. He described his tactile experience with it …

Sharks and Rays at Risk of Extinction

More than a thousand different species of sharks and rays live in our oceans, but 25 percent of them are at risk of extinction, a new study finds. These types of ancient fish are the most endangered animals in the …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future

As high temperatures continue to scorch much of Australia this week, researchers are warning that particularly harsh summers could become more normal in the future. A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change predicts that hot El Niño- …

Rosetta Spacecraft Successfully Reactivated

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that the Rosetta spacecraft has successfully reactivated. The probe has been traveling in a suspended state beyond the orbit of Jupiter since June 2011. Rosetta’s internal alarm functioned as planned and the spacecraft …

Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery
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It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now …

Too Much Narcissism Could Hinder Leadership, Shows Study

In the past, studies have shown that Narcissists might tend to emerge as leaders within groups. This makes a certain amount of intuitive sense, as those who think highly of their own skills and opinions might be less averse to …

Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as …

Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal

The FDA recently asked that healthcare providers be mindful of the dosage of Acetaminophen they choose to prescribe patients. According to the government regulatory agency, more than 325 mg of the drug could have negative consequences such as severe liver …

NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers
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NASA’s commercial spaceflight program has largely been a success for the agency. Both SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have now performed successful resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). With commercial spaceflight a success, NASA is now moving ahead with …

Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. …

Doomsday Clock Set At 5 Minutes To Midnight
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If you’ve never heard of the Doomsday Clock, you’re not alone. It isn’t a clock that predicts time or doomsday events directly, it is more of a visual metaphor devised by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to measure and analyze …

Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep
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Though the prevalence of obese preschool-age children in the U.S. is on the decline in some states, health researchers still consider the problem of obesity to be an epidemic in the country. Now, a new study has revealed what could …

Jellyfish Aircraft Drone Revealed
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“Our interest ended up being a little bit weird – it was the jellyfish.” American scientists announced today that they have built the world’s first jellyfish aircraft. “We were interested first of all in making a robotic insect that would …